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Gary Custis

Technical Services Manager, Certified Professional Agronomist

Post Date
Tuesday - March 20 - 2018
Post Title

Best Practices for Nimitz Pro G

Best Practices with NIMITZ Pro G

NIMITZ Pro G Best Practices Spreader

Calibration is Key

Minimizing overlap when applying will ensure turf
receives the correct rate of NIMITZ Pro G.

  • The best application strategy is to go “throw-to-throw” with each pass; avoiding “wheel-to-wheel” to minimize overlap.

Verify the rate of application as well as the throw pattern of the spreader.

  • Nearly all rotary spreaders have a tendency to throw product more to the left or right.

A drop spreader will assure the most accurate application for this product. Spreader settings are approximate and can vary with ground speed, pattern, adjustments, wear, and changes in the manufacturing of the equipment. Therefore, you should ALWAYS calibrate your spreader before applying any product. We also recommend to verify spreader gate opening with a drill bit to assure that the gate consistently opens to the same setting. If your spreader cannot consistently and repeatedly open to the desired setting then check for wear or binding of the gate or linkage.

Check the spreader gate opening measurement every few greens during an application of multiple greens. They can easily get knocked out of adjustment during the application.

Rate per. acre **60 lb.
per acre
**80 lb.
per. acre
**120 lb.
per. acre
pattern width
Rate per 1000 sq. ft. 1.38 lb. 1.84 lb. 2.75 lb.    
Lesco® Spreaders
7 - 7 1/2
* 1/4 drill bit
8 - 8 1/2
* 9/32 drill bit
10 1/2
*11/32 drill bit
3 mph - 12 ft. 1
Andersons® AccuPro 2000 G 3/4
*19/64 drill bit
H 1/4
*21/64 drill bit
*25/64 drill bit
3 mph - 12 ft. 2.3
1. Calibration point. If standing behind the spreader as if pushing the spreader during application. The
far right hole should be used for your calibration.
2. Calibration point. If standing behind the spreader as if pushing the spreader during application. The
middle hole should be used for your calibration.
3. Cone setting. If standing behind the spreader as if pushing the spreader during application. The cone
pointer should be between the first gate opening on the left and the middle hole.
*Drill bit sizes are a reference point and should only be used as a starting point for calibration.
**Do not exceed 240 pounds/acre per year per area or spot treated.

Getting the Most out of your NIMITZ Pro G Treatment

NIMITZ Pro G Best Practices Wetting Agents

Transition Zone Tips

Turf in transition zone may be under additional stress due to geographical location vs. turf type. Bentgrass in warmer climates needs additional care taken to avoid discoloration.

Avoid Wetting Agents

Avoid wetting agents prior to and just after a NIMITZ Pro G application. NIMITZ Pro G does not need anything other than 1/4” to 1/2” of water immediately after application to ensure proper movement into the soil. If possible, avoid applying if heavy rains are expected within 24 hours of the application.

Control Solutions offers free untreated biodac carrier to assist in the calibration process.
Contact your Quali-Pro sales representative for details.

For additional calibration tips visit http://plantscience.psu.edu/research/centers/turf/extension/factsheets/calibrating-spreader.

Additional Information

Visit NIMITZProG.com for additional information on this product

Or, stop by our NIMITZ Pro G Product Description Page

NIMITZ Pro G Best Practices